Chaplain's Tid Bit
Blessed New Year
I trust that you all had a blessed Christmas and are ready to receive the brand New Year and everything that Jesus has prepared for you in it.
Scripture the Lord has given for 2023 II Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away;behold, all things are become new.
We prepare ourselves to receive the blessings Jesus has prepared for us by reflecting on our lives and examining our actions and attitudes. We must allow the Lord to search our hears and show us if there is any offensive way in us that prevents the blessings to manifest in our lives. We must know the true condition of our hearts.In Haggai 1:5 the prophet Haggai speaks the word of the lord saying consider your ways (give careful attention to them). Living in His righteousness is im[erative for Him to fulfil His promises to us. Living in sin and experiencing a successful life is an oxymoron. Righteous living ( living an upright live ) is a decision just as it is with living in sin.
Matthew 6:13 But seek FIRST the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things (food,drink, clothes-all that you have need of ) shall be added to you.
I would like to remind you all that I love you,and always keep you lifted up in prayer. I fully enjoy my time together with Jesus writing this article for us.
I'm honored to get to work with Jesus being busy about the Fathers business spreading the gospel .
Heavenly Father we ask for a softer heart towards you and others. Give us a new heart that accepts your love and forgiveness and extends it to others. In Jesus name. Amen.
God is so rich in forgiveness and love that He will start softening our heart as soon as we ask Him in faith, believing.
Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and have the greatest New Year from Him.
I am available, always, and would love to pray for you about any concerns you have. If you have not done it, I long for you to put your faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior and receive the gift of eternal life.
Jesus loves you, and so do I.
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
Your Motorcycle Riders Foundation team in Washington, D.C. is pleased to provide our members with the latest information and updates on issues that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. Count on your MRF to keep you informed about a range of matters that are critical to the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle. Published weekly when the U.S. Congress is in session.
BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY
FINDING COMMON GROUND
Bikers inside the Beltway – with the encouragement and direction of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, since the first Bikers inside the Beltway in 2009, thousands of bikers have met with their elected representatives and educated them about issues of importance to all street riding motorcyclists.
Last week, President Biden signed into law what the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives agreed upon -- a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package that funds the federal government through September 2023 and avoids a government shutdown. Included in that 4,155-page bill is a request by Congress to learn more about the profiling of motorcyclists.
Specifically, within the funding section for the Department of Transportation, language states that: The Committee is concerned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may be conducting activities that encourage states to adopt legislation, regulation, or other policies that unjustly profile motorcycle riders. The Committee directs NHTSA to report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the extent to which the agency works with states on motorcycle passenger policies within 120 days of enactment of this Act.
The words of retiring U.S. Representative David Price from North Carolina may just as well apply to the recent efforts of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation “... Understand that not every battle can be won on the first try and that politics is a matter of striking a balance between ... compromising and finding common ground where you can, and fighting where you must.”
The MRF’s victories, realized in the waning hours of Congress in December, should drive home Congressman Price’s words. Those victories came from the year-after-year vigilance of MRF members writing, calling, and meeting with members of Congress during the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s annual Bikers inside the Beltway.
The pandemic, and the events of January 6, 2021, did not deter the MRF. More than one hundred motorcyclists attended the first in-person meetings in 2021 with members of Congress. Even more attended Bikers inside the Beltway in 2022.
Now is the time for you to make plans to attend Bikers inside the Beltway – May 15 & 16, 2023.
As in years past, Bikers inside the Beltway will be dual-faceted to accommodate in-person visits to Congress plus visits to local district offices.
To ensure that the mission of getting our message to Congress continues to be successful, please consider the following:
Make your appointments locally or in Washington
Familiarize yourself with the briefing points
Confirm your appointment locally or in Washington
Virtual or in person, make notes on your meeting
Share your meeting notes with the MRF
In conjunction with Bikers inside the Beltway, a meeting of the MRF Board of Directors takes place on May 15 at the Embassy Suites, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Rooms are available through the hotel direct line 703-684-5900 and use reference code MRF.
Attending Bikers inside the Beltway is an essential element of the MRF’s grassroots activism. Make plans to attend the pre-event briefing and Q&A for visits to Congress, scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 15. Briefing packets and “leave behinds” will be available during the briefing.
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s Bikers inside the Beltway — May 15 & 16, 2023.
Thank you for your commitment.
Yours in Freedom,
MRF Director of Conferences & Events
P.S. Registration for Bikers inside the Beltway is free. However, we request that you register early to help us plan the event. Use the link or the QR code below for Bikers inside the Beltway registration. Thank you.
About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.
All Information contained in this release is copyrighted. Reproduction permitted with attribution. Motorcycle Riders Foundation. All rights reserved. Ride With The Leaders™ by joining the MRF at http://mrf.org or call (202) 546-0983
20th District Legislators
Rep Peter Abbarno (R)
411 John L. O'Brien Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504
Rep Ed Orcutt (R)
408 John L. O'Brien Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504
Sen John Braun (R)
303 John A. Cherberg Building
PO Box 40420
Olympia, WA 98504
Link to State Legislature Home page
3rd Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D)
Motorcycle Safety & Education
Lewis County A.B.A.T.E
Motorcycle Safety and Education Program
It is a pleasure to help new drivers to be aware of motorcycles on our roadways. I have been teaching Motorcycle Safety and Awareness in Lewis, Thurston, and Mason Counties for the past 3 years. I found it to be very rewarding and a great benefit to our community to spread the word of Motorcycle safety. In my opinion, Motorcycle safety cannot be taught enough in our high schools and driving schools and to all drivers, no matter what kind of vehicle or motorcycle they drive. I hope to keep teaching new drivers whenever and wherever I can. “REMEMBER” always look before you act. It may Save A Life of a Brother, Sister or maybe one of your own family. HEY, were out there!! This message came from a motorcycle rider near you!
Lewis County Chapter Motorcycle Safety
and Education Chairpersons,
Loren "Low" Ackerman
2022 Motorcycle Knowledge Testing Schedule for Lewis County
Contact Puget Sound Safety for information on testing and safety courses.
Motorcycle Rider's Advantage
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